Community Dental Center
Aug 20, 2018
Dr. Barbara Covey
Community Dental Center

Barbara was born and raised in Minnesota, a fitting preparation for her later Maine residency.

She graduated from Cornell University in 1971 and Stanford University School of Medicine in 1976. She did her residency in the Harvard Primary Care Internal Medicine program at Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

After working three years in Emergency Medicine she joined Harvard Community Health Plan in Medford, Massachusetts where she worked for 12 years in primary care internal medicine.  With her husband and two children she moved to Oakland, Maine in 1994.  There she returned to Emergency Medicine, working at MaineGeneral Medical Center for 23 years before her retirement in 2017.  She still works per diem at the Togus VA Hospital Emergency Department.

She was an early member of the board of the Kennebec Valley Dental Coalition which established Waterville Community Dental Center in 2000 and has continued to work with the Coalition and the Dental Center since that time to ensure oral health access for low income, uninsured, underinsured, and MaineCare eligible residents of central Maine.

She has also worked the last 19 years as the medical director of the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner program at MaineGeneral Medical Center.  Coordinated efforts with the other area hospitals have led to a regionalized program throughout Kennebec and Somerset counties providing on call forensic examiner services for survivors of sexual assault.